Did you read my reply HERE?
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The following is a multiple choice question I couldn't figure out by myself.
_______ be sent to work there?
A. Who do you suggest B. Who do you suggest that should
C. Do you suggest who should D. Do you suggest whom should
What puzzles me about this question is that I cannot rule out B the way an English teacher explains to his students, or in other words, I can sense that A is the only correct one here, but I can't tell with a sound "theory" why B isn't , thought I do feel that B may not be acceptable here. Thank you all. Expecting more significant assistance.
Last edited by on the way; 05-Oct-2012 at 04:08.
Yes, suggest can be tricky.
The answer is A because suggest has two possible structures: 1) with elipsis (missing some words out) and 2) a full sentence
1) I suggest (that) he (should) be sent there
2) I suggest that he should be sent there
We have these strange-sounding suggest/recommend + infinitive ("I suggested he stay" etc) because we are really clipping the that and should from the sentence. But even though the should is missing we still use the infinitive ("stay" not "stays")
B) is wrong because if you're going to include "that" you also need to include "should".
As I said, it's tricky stuff and hard to explain without a whiteboard! I hope this helps though.
NOT A TEACHER
On the way, please remember the following standards (courtesy of emsr2d2) of written English:
- Do not put a space before a full stop, comma, question mark or exclamation mark.
- Put a space after full stop, comma, question mark, exclamation mark, colon, semi-colon etc.
Do try and get the spelling of desperate right.
I did ,but ,unfortunately, only after I have finished posting the post above today.I'm terribly sorry
Last edited by Rover_KE; 04-Oct-2012 at 10:02.